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Dec 5, 2012 8:00am PST
blitzer is with us now to talk a little bit more about this. on its surface, wolf blitzer, it would seem like political suicide to vote down a treaty that promotes the rights of people with disabilities. but there has to be a good reason as to why someone would vote it down. what is it? >> first of all, you need 67 votes to ratify a treaty. you need a two-thirds majority. they got 61. they didn't get 67. it's they are going to try again next year, including john mccain, but a lot of other republicans by in large conservatives, they hate the united nations, they don't trust the united nations. they don't want international law, in their words, to interfere with domestic laws in the united states, whether federal law, state, or local laws. and one of the most recent major reasons why they rejected this treaty, these republicans by in large voted again ratifying this treaty was because of the powerful words that rick santorum, the former republican presidential candidate said. as you know, he has a severely disabled child, a little girl. he said, i don't want international lawyers, i don't
Dec 19, 2012 8:00am PST
and wolf blitzer will join for special live coverage. we'll cover that fully live for you. we to want take note of the president's selection as thy"ti magazine's person of the year. they're calling mr. obama the symbol and in some ways the architect of a new america. it is cover story also includes never before seen photos including one from just last sunday where the president is writing his newtown memorial speech and where he is sitting is poignant. he is watching sasha obama's ballet rehearsal or at least getting ready to anyway, and the story in the photographs are online now and they will hit the news stands on friday. >>> as the white house and of course as president obama is dealing with the task of turning the unbearable loss into action on capitol hill n newtown, connecticut today there are four more funerals and another day of goodbyes to people and young ones that so many people love and this time it is 6-year-old charlotte bacon and caroline and daniel and victory soto. the visitation for the principal dawn hochsprung is also scheduled today, the latest funerals and visitation
Dec 16, 2012 8:00am PST
changed. i'm soledad o'brien with wolf blitzer this morning. trying to make sense of something that is frankly impossible to understand. friday's tragedy. today may mark the very first day of healing for people who will be facing a very, very long process. the entire community that are directly affected and for the entire nation, family, friends, neighbors all gathering at places of worship in this small southwestern connecticut town. a candlelight vigil being scheduled for this evening. president obama expected to fly in this afternoon and after meeting with the families of victims and after meeting with the first responders he will take part in that candlelight vigil. officials who have been giving us information ever since friday afternoon. we're enxpecting to hear from te state police and the medical examiner who told us he was going to wrap up the autopsies on the shooter and the shooter's mother and also the focus of their investigation would now be the weaponry. we're expecting an update in the next few minutes. they have already set up, as you can see, cameras standing
Dec 21, 2012 11:00am PST
blitzer about the multiple names being floated as kerry's replacement in the u.s. senate, including actor and humanitarian ben affleck. >>> calls and e-mails to the hot line of autism speaks have gone up 130% since last week's shooting in newtown. coming up next, we'll talk to dr. sanjay gupta who will join me in studio to explain asperger's and address, apparently, all the questions that are out there now. oh, let me guess --ou see this? more washington gridlock. no, it's worse -- look, our taxes are about to go up. not the taxes on our dividends though, right? that's a big part of our retirement. oh, no, it's dividends, too. the rate on our dividends would more than double. but we depend on our dividends to help pay our bills. we worked hard to save. well, the president and congress have got to work together to stop this dividend tax hike. before it's too late. and this is the nokia lumia 920 from at&t. it's got live tiles so all my stuff's always right there in real-time. it's like the ultimate personal assistant. but i'm me, and me needs handlers. so i hired todd to handle it for me.
Dec 21, 2012 8:00am PST
of my colleagues now. first off, wolf blitzer is here, jessica yellin is at the white house, dana bash on capitol hill, and jeffrey toobin is in new york for us. as we wait, wolf, let's start with you. is this, in fact, a turning point for guns in america? do you think we'll hear anything like that in this press conference? >> i know a lot of attitudes have hardened as a result of what has happened over the past week in newtown, connecticut. you were there, i was there, and people all over the country and all over the world are outraged by the horrible nature of that massacre that occurred at the elementary school. >> here he is, wolf. sorry to cut you off. here he is. let's listen. >> good morning. i'm dave keene, president of the national rifle association of america, and i'd like to welcome you here this morning for the purposes of beginning our discussion of the topic that's been on the minds of american parents across this country, and that is what do we do about the tragedies of the sort that struck in newtown, connecticut, to avoid such events in the future. like most americans,
Dec 8, 2012 3:00pm PST
. see you back here. "the situation room" begins with wolf blitzer in just a moment. -- captions by vitac -- >> the two men who have the power to avoid the fiscal cliff get nowhere. growing chaos and danger throughout the middle east. the former british prime minister, tony blair, he's here. is the peace process due? and why the aspirin you take to protect yourheart heart may not doing its job. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we begin with the looming tax hikes. all of us are facing a little over three weeks. those increases coupled with spending cuts in vital programs including defense, health care and housing assistance are being called the fiscal cliff. the only way to i void it is for president obama and congress to make a deal, cutting spending and raising revenue. adding to the sense of urgency. news that 350,000 people simply gave up looking for work in the month of november. and while that drove the unemployment rate down to 7.7%, the fiscal cuts and tax hikes are expected to dramatically slow job creation and increase unemployment possibly
Dec 16, 2012 7:00am PST
that unite us. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. fareed zakaria "gps" will not be seen this weekend. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. over the past two days, we've seen a father try to put his immeasurable pain into words. >> my family is one of the families that lost a child yesterday. my daughter, emilie, would be one of the first ones to be standing and giving her love and support to all those victims. because that's the type of person she is. as the deep pain begins to settle into our hearts, we find comfort reflecting on the incredible person that emilie was. >> we've also seen parents trying to find words to express their gratitude and their relief. >> we're very lucky that all the children, my son included, had the presence of mind to react appropriately and they basically ran right next to the guy and out the door. >> there will be more words, there will be more stories today as newtown and the rest of the nation try to make some sense out of this tragedy that took the lives of 20 children. i'm joined this hour by cnn's soledad o'brien. soledad? >> good
Dec 16, 2012 1:00pm PST
are listening to paul vance of the connecticut state police. i'm erin burnett with wolf blitzer. >> coming to you from newtown, connecticut. the pain is really, really great are the country, not only this up to but the country, indeed much of the world, mourns what has happened in this community. >> we were just hearing, wolf, lieutenant vance say this will probably be the last time we hear from him tonight but some of the latest things that he said, wolf that they still don't know the motive. they say that is going to come later. it is going to take them more time before they are able to talk about that and it is impossible to say how many shots were fired, wolf, but multiple high-cap pays the rounds, each magazine had about 30 shots and said hundreds of bullets at least. >> this connecticut state police lieutenant is doing an excellent job briefing us. he is being very precise on all of the details, he doesn't want to get ahead of the information that they have and so far, i have been very impressed. >> yes, ma'am to that point, they asked about nancy lanza, he says i don't know which gu
Dec 16, 2012 2:00pm PST
blitzer also here in newtown. the president of the united states is on his way here right now to this community thrusted to the history books by a horrible act of violence. the president will meet with, try to comfort families of 20 school kids and six adults. we are all shot dead here friday morning. >> a short time ago got an update from the connecticut state police, learned more details about the person who carried out this mass shooting they can did confirm several details that they believed were true since friday. the shooter's name you of course what kind of weapons we had with him and just how many more bullets could have fired. the number is extraordinarily high. >> stay there. we are going to tell you exactly where police stand in their investigation and so many questions that certainly remain unanswered. these questions, i'm not sure we are ever going to get real answers to. >> yeah wolf, trying to piece this together as much as we can, as carefully as we can. president obama is en route to this small town now to join the people of knuten in their grief. greeft here
Dec 16, 2012 6:00pm PST
for the time being. wolf blitzer, moving ceremony by the president, very touching moment really here in newtown in the square where people are just paying their respects and loving each other. >> as they should right now. i think the whole country has been moved by what we have just seen and will reflect on what we have just seen as well. i was especially moved at the end when the president of the united states read the names of those kids who were killed friday morning at the elementary school here in newtown, connecticut. and let's remember who these people were. ♪ >> just a tragic, tragic situation for the teachers, the principals, and those angels. that's all i keep thinking about is those angels. ♪ ♪ >> i mean, when things happen to your children, and to other people's children, i can't look at my children's faces now without seeing the faces of every one of their schoolmates. ♪ ♪ >>> good evening, it's been an incredibly moving vigil tonight in newtown, connecticut, as the community comes together to mourn its lost children and teachers. this country is grieving as well. visibly
Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm PST
.com/brooke. and that will do it for mae her in atlanta. "the situation room" with wolf blitzer begins now. >>> thanks very much, brooke. happening now, thousands of angry demonstrators swarm michigan state capital for a fight over labor unions. >>> here in washington, republicans turn the tables on president obama. we're going to tell you what specific information they are now demanding. >>> and who was she? you're going to find out why a century's old mystery may be closer to a solution. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we begin with today's dramatic defeat for union workers in the industrial's heartland. this was the scene as republicans pushed through right to work bills saying that they don't have to pay union dues in in order to get a job. on lookers chanted, shame on you after the vote. this is a watershed moment because michigan is the same as countless union struggles, including this 1932 march where five people died and dozens were injured when unemployed workers were attacked by police and ford motor company security guards. after decades of gains, fewer than 12% of u.s. workers now
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
to my colleague, wolf blitzer. "the situation room" begins right now. hey, wolf. >> hey, brooke. thanks very much. happening now, a dangerous breakthrough by an unpredictable regime. north korea says it has orbited a satellite raising fears it could some day aim rockets at the united states. >>> also, a new escalation in syria's civil war. nato has detected the firing of unguided scud-type missiles. >>> and we're also learning new details of the latest phone call between president obama and house speaker john boehner did not go well. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with today's long-range rocket launch that's managed to put a satellite in earth's orbit. here's why it is important to all of us. even though north korea is one of the poorest countries and many people are starving there, the korean peninsula is the most tense, most dangerous places on earth. there are roughly one million north korean troops on it is side of the militarize zone separating from south korea. as well as nearly 30,000 u.s. forces. not only are they within strikes distance of the la
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
you so much. see more reporting from sanjay this weekend. saturday afternoon, 4:30. wolf blitzer is in "the situation room." >>> happening now. breaking news, united states supreme court just announced it will decide two highly controversial cases about gay marriage. >>> also, retailers gearing up for the holidays are having a big impact on the nation's unemployment rate. but if you look closer, there's a disturbing trend in the latest job numbers. >>> plus, president obama's top strategist as you've never seen him before. >>> and during this hour, a member of the cnn team is ready to up the ante and reach for his own shaving cream. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> let's get right to the breaking news. the united states supreme court has agreed to decide a pair of cases that could determine the future of gay marriage throughout the entire united states. at issue is the federal government defense of marriage act that defines marriage as only the union between a man and woman and california's proposition 8 which banned gay marriage
Dec 14, 2012 11:00am PST
'm wolf blitzer in washington. we're continuing our breaking news coverage of a dramatic, horrific story, unfortunately, unfolding in connecticut right now. in newtown, connecticut, at a small elementary school. the sandy hook elementary school. for those of you who are just tuning in, we are now getting numbers, our own john king reporting, quoting law enforcement sources as saying at least 20, but perhaps closer to 30 individuals, many of them children, have been killed in this incident. individual suspect, a 20-year-old, is -- the suspect, the shooter is a 20-year-old. law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation telling our susan candiotti, that suspect, we believe, is dead right now. you just heard police at a small briefing, didn't provide a lot of information, but they did tell us the area now appears to be secure, but this has been a horrific, horrific mass killing at an elementary school in connecticut. a school for kids from kindergarten through fourth grade. we're watching all of this unfold. lisa procachini is on the phone right now. she's a parent of an 8-yea
Dec 21, 2012 9:00am PST
for that i want to bring in my colleague wolf blitzer from "the situation room" and later we'll be talking to elise lavitt. as we wait here and watch what will be taking place in the roosevelt room, i understand, maybe a couple of minutes later than expected. we know he will be going before the senate and it's pretty clear that he stands a pretty good chance of being confirmed. does he have any detractor, do you think? >> there probablel be a few, people who remember all those negative swift boat advertising that came in the 2004 campaign. you might get a few, but i think he'll be overwhelmingly confirmed and that was set -- the tone was set the other day when senator john mccain was friendly with senator kerrie and started calling him mr. secretary and everybody was laughing and having a good time. senator mccain had made it very clear he was not going to -- he was not very happy with susan rice potentially becoming the secretary of state and u.s. ambassador to the united nations and that would have been a tumultuous confirmation process, but i think they'll basically let him go through a
Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
at the bottom of your screen. david blitzer will join us with a closer look at the numbers in just a few minutes. let's get a check on how we're setting up on this day after christmas trading session. the dow looking higher by about 15 points. s&p looking at about two points at the open. european markets closed on this day after christmas. the uk and france among those celebrating foxing day. we start off with, what else, retail. dips in spending in the mid-atlantic and northeast regions. luxury sales also weak. >> we're coming off the worst christmas eve for the dow since 2006. as the president cuts short his hawaiian vacation to deal with the fiscal cliff, just five days to go until we go over. >> threatening both coasts with workers snubbing up best and final contract offer. >> and more on the home front. we'll have more on the data and whether it can keep one of the best performing sectors of 2012, home builders going in 2013. >> data showing what some experts say is the slowest growth in spending since the 2008 recession. according to mastercard, spending polls units through christmas eve,
Dec 19, 2012 1:00pm PST
in the cnn headquarters in atlanta. in the meantime, we go to wolf blitzer. >>. hey, wolf. >> brooke, thank you very much. president obama challenging washington to do something about gun control. >> summon even one tiny iota of the courage that the teachers, the principal in newtown showed on friday. >>> finally, some real answers about the benghazi attack that killed four americans. we now know more than reason for the grossly inadequate security. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we begin with president obama's call to action against what he calls the national epidemic of gun violence amid the trauma over the newtown school massacre, he has put vice president biden in charge of the agenda that could be submitted to congress next month. and a growing number of americans want action from the government. a brand new poll shows that 52% of u.s. adult dults favor major restrictions on guns, making all guns illegal versus 47% last august. let's turn to our white house correspondent brianna keilar. she's joining us. the president came out and didn't mince very words. >> reporter
Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm PST
blitzer. "the situation room" begins right now. >>> brook, thanks very much. happening now, the president of the united states steps into a very intense political fight in michigan and he's definitely taking sides. we're also looking into what's behind the dramatically lower prices showing up at gas stations near you. and life-saving television. we have an amazing look at an underground tv channel run by rebel fighters in one of the most dangerous cities in the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with president obama getting into a new fight with republicans and it's a fight he may actually lose. this afternoon in detroit, the president blasted a package of anti-union bills. michigan republicans, governor, is ush pushing through his state's legislature. >> what we shouldn't do, i just got to say this, what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions. >> even though the cheering went on for nearly half a minute, it looks like those anti-union bills may, in fact, have enough support to pass mic
Dec 22, 2012 3:00pm PST
blitzer begins right now. >> this is a special edition of "the situation room." >> it has now been more than a week since we learned the devastating news of the massacre at the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. today, we'll remember the victims. we'll also go in depth on where the investigation stands, and talk with dr. sanjay gupta and drew pinsky, about what medical science has learned about the mind of a killer. we'll also look ahead of where do we go from here? especially when it comes to the right to bear arms in the united states, and what president obama called the nation's epidemic of gun violence. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. we begin our special edition of "the situation room" by focusing in on the search for answers. why? why would a 20-year-old man kill his mother, then gun down 20 children and six adults at the sandy hook elementary school before taking his own life? why? police are not the only ones pouring over the evidence, exploring answers. medical investigators are all over this case as
Dec 29, 2012 3:00am PST
this is true. somebody tells me you're obse obsessed with wolf blitzer. and yet every year it's me talking to you guys because i'm doing blitzer's show. is that -- do you take it personally? do you think there's something to this? >> i think wolf is wise to stay away from kathy griffin. i once -- i don't know if you know this story, candy. i lent -- kathy griffin asked to come to my house on long island. and like a nice guy, i sent her a key because she wanted to go there a day in advance, and that night -- >> to clean up the place. >> no, just to go -- first of all, she arrived. i think she thought it was going to be a house like downton abbey. >> the chef was late. never arrived. >> there is no chef. >> and while i'm on the news that night during commercial breaks, i'm receiving tweets, not even tweets, actually, text messages from her. >> sexts. >> naked pictures of herself sprawled out on my couch, draped over -- >> excuse me, i think candy has done that on a daily basis. >> i had to get a wet vac and a cleaning crew in there for a week. >> okay. >> why -- >> moving this conversation a
Dec 15, 2012 4:00pm PST
blitzer reporting live right now from newtown, connecticut. the 20 children gunned down in their own elementary school were 6 and 7 years old. they were practically babies, as the people here in newtown, connecticut, mourn. we now know the names of the victims of the school massacre. authorities releasing the list just a little while ago. we're also learning just how brutally they died. the medical examiner says, every one of the 26 victims were shot more than once, apparently with a semiautomatic. the relatives of the shooter are struggling to competent when the loss of life, including nancy, who was gunned down by her son. no word on a motive. police say they have found very good evidence at the school and at the lanza home. for more right now on the investigation, let's bring in our national correspondent, susan candiotti, here in newtown, connecticut. with all of us, she's working her sources. what's the latest, susan? >> reporter: hi, wolf. of course, the question is what move a 20-year-old young man to target so many innocent victims. investigator are looking everywhere for clu
Dec 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
're getting ready for what will be a very, very emotional memorial service. i'm wolf blitzer reporting here from newtown. anderson cooper is right down the street. he's near the high school. he's joining us as well. anderson? >> yeah, that's right, wolf. i'm actually right right outside the high school. you see the inside of the auditorium there and really full to capacity. a lot of people still outside looking like they're letting some more people in. i'm not sure what part of the high school they'll be in. they'll probably have some overflow rooms available. we also understand the president is already inside the high school, has been meeting with the families of those who have lost loved ones and trying to offer them some comfort and listen as much as talk, i'm sure, in cases like this. often just listening to parents talk about their child, about what their child was like, sharing stories and sharing in that grief. our jessica yellin, our chief white house correspondent is also here with me. do we know what the president is going to be saying tonight? >> i'm told that he'll talk about th
Dec 20, 2012 1:00pm PST
room" with wolf blitzer begins right now. hey, wolf. >> hi, brooke. thanks very much. happening now, the connecticut shooting investigation appears to be moving into a new phase at one crime scene. stand by. >>> a blizzard, rain, and high winds. a winter storm is on the move and holiday travel potentially could be taking a big hit. information you need to know. >>> and a new hollywood film about the hunt for osama bin laden is getting a terrible review from three united states senators. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." right now, the house of representatives is getting closer to a showdown vote on the house speaker's plan to avoid that so-called fiscal cliff. it's a high stakes bargaining chip in the negotiations with president obama and it comes only 12 days before automatic tax hikes and spending cuts go into effect. that could take a painful toll on the u.s. economy. let's go to capitol hill. our senior congressional correspondent dana bash is standing by with the latest. dana? >> reporter: well, wolf, the vote that the speaker calls plan b is about an hour away.
Dec 21, 2012 1:00pm PST
as we are seconds away from the "closing bell." much more on that with wolf blitze blitzer. >> "the situation room" begins right now. >> brooke, thank you very much. a dell luge of criticism after calling forearmed guards at every single school in the united states. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> this hour, we get reaction from the head of the democratic party, the florida congresswoman, debbie wasserman schultz. also, house republicans in disarray. john boehner heads home with no deal on the fiscal cliff and not enough support for his own so-called plan b. but now what? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we begin with the national rifle associations defiant restriction in the wake of the newtown, connecticut, shootings. instead, the nra is calling forearmed security guards at every school, every school in the country. cnn's tom foreman is joining us now. you were at that speech that wayne lap ichlt erre gave announcing the reaction of what happened a week ago today. tell our viewers how it went. >> well, as you know, th
Dec 4, 2012 1:00pm PST
on that situation. i'm brooke baldwin in atlanta. thanks for being with me. let's go to wolf blitzer. "the situation room" begins right now. >>> happening now, president obama says we're out of time for anything but a down payment for solving the nation's spending crisis. >>> amid fears, the government may resort to chemical weapons, nato says yes to turkey to giving them patriot missiles. we'll talk to the former british prime minister, tony blair. >>> as they await a new heir to the throne, the british consider changing the rules about who can become king or queen. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with president obama's latest ideas for getting past the standoff with house republicans. he now says there isn't enough time left to do a comprehensive deal, including tax reform, fixing medicare. so he wants congress to raise tax rates for the wealthy right now and putting off the hard work to next year. they have 28 days left to make a deal before the country hits what's called the fiscal cliff. that's a combination of across the board tax increases for everyone, coupled
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm PST
. wolf blitzer in the situation room starts now. >>> thanks very much. happening now, congress takes a chance looking bad by leaving town before making a deal on the fiscal cliff. what's going on? if you take an aspirin to prevent heart trouble check the labor. our own dr. sanjay gupta tells us what a new study says about the effects of coated tablets. we'll also hear what happened during in flight emergency during one of the world's newest high-tech planes. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in the situation room. >>> with just 27 days to go until all of us are hit with tax increases, takes it across the board a cut of $55 billion. people have it in their power to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff aren't negotiating, they're not debating right now, so many of them simply leaving town. but there's more going on than meets the eye. let's bring in our senior congressional correspondent dana basch, she has the latest. >> reporter: there's so much political theater around here right now, you could say tickets. one of today's acts was the house leaving. lawmakers streaming out of the capitol hill, r
Dec 15, 2012 1:30pm PST
questions. i'm wolf blitzer.
Dec 3, 2012 1:00pm PST
you very much. thank you for being with me. i'm brooke baldwin. to wolf blitzer we go. hey, wolf. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, we have new details just coming in of a brand-new offer from house republicans to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. also president obama's getting ready to speak this hour about an urgent national security issue. u.s.-led efforts to try to track down and eliminate loose nuclear weapons. that's coming up. >>> also, frightening now revelations about an al qaeda plot for a three-part terror attack on the united states embassy in iman, jordan. i'll ask the country's foreign minister for details. he's standing by live. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin this afternoon with brand-new republican offers to try to save the $2.2 trillion and avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. the across-the-board spending cuts and sharp tax increases that hit in just 29 days. let's get straight to our senior congressional correspondent dana bash. she's watching what's going on. dana, the tax rates, first of all, let's get to a major sticki
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Dec 26, 2012 3:00pm EST
you get the numbers in, there's experts like david blitzer saying it's an upbeat assessment saying the recovery is gathering strength. back to you. ashley: encouraging sign, slow and steady, could be awhile before we are close back to normal. >> right. >> whatever normal is. nicole, thank you. jeff, what's going on with oil and line lumber? >> well, true, you know, the numbers really inching up in lumber as well. i'm in the lumber pit. trading concluded, but this is a small pit, six or seven or eight guys in here, and i say "guys," because they are usually guys. the lumber numbers, up 3.5% today, and lumber's traded in board feet, the contract, you know, what's a board foot, by the way, a foot that doesn't have anything to do. no, a board foot is a one foot length of lumber that's one foot wide and one inch thick. up $15, a thousand board feet here today, but the biggest mover in terms of volume is oil, as you pointed out, a big move for oil today, wti up -- the most it's been to the highest level in two months, the last number i had was up over -- almost $891 -- $91 a barrel, 2.5%
Dec 26, 2012 4:30pm PST
it should be and we have a lot of lost ground to make up. >> susie: david blitzer also expects home prices to continue to improve through the end of next year, and he bieves that rebound in prices will help he u.s. economic recovery. still ahead, the outlook for stocks in 2013, we're joined by wayne kaufman, he's the chief market analyst at john thomas financial. president obama is due back in washington tomorrow, cutting short his hawaiian holiday vacation. he will be meeting with congressional leaders for one last push to prevent the economy from falling over the fiscal cliff next week. no specific bill is on the schedule in the senate or the house, and house republicans haven't yet called their members back to washington. and hopes for a deal by the december 31 deadline are fading. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: the odds of avoiding the fiscal cliff did not get any better over the holiday. staff discussions continue, but there were few signs much, if anything has been accomplished. the house isn't even scheduled to return to washington yet, leaving it up to the senate to act. >> thi
Dec 28, 2012 1:00pm PST
. wolf blitzer is off. i'm candy crowley. you're in "the situation room." >>> all eyes on that white house this hour. and the meeting that may be the last best chance to keep the country from going over the fiscal cliff. right now, the leaders of the house and senate are sitting down with president obama in a search for an 11th hour deal to prevent severe tax hikes and spending cuts from automatically kicking in with the new year. cnn's chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is getting new details. jess can ka, what are you hearing about that meeting? >> reporter: candy, the president is going to explain or reiterate the position he took on friday, that he would like a plan that extends tax rates for people who make $250,000 and below but raises them for those who make more than that. that it extends unemployment benefits for americans. and if the president, i'm told will say if he does not get an agreement to that plan, he will ask the other leaders what they can agree to, what what they would like instead. if they cannot come up with a proposal that will pass the house and
Dec 20, 2012 11:00am PST
. you know what that means? this man, wolf blitzer. wolf, a couple things i want to ask you. you have cory booker saying that he will run for u.s. senate and he is not throwing his hat in the ring with chris christie. >> he says he's going to explore the idea of running for frank lauttonber is not going to run. he's approaching 90 years old. so he says he's going to explore the idea for 2014. the big political news that you point out is, he is not going to challenge chris christie in 2013 for the gubernatorial contest. that would have been quite a fight between a very popular chris christie and a very popular new york mayor cory booker. that's not going to happen right now. i don't know who is going to run against chris christie. there are a few democrats out there. it's going to be a formidable challenge for any democrat after the sandy reaction. if cory booker decides to run after his exploration, he'll have a good shot of winning that race in a blue state like new jersey and he has al huge future ahead of him. he's a very smart guy. >> i always check your twitter page before we cha
Dec 29, 2012 5:00am PST
this is true, somebody temperaturing me you're obsessed with wolf blitzer, yet every year it's me talking to you guys, because i'm doing blitzer's show. i'm wondering, do you take it personally? is there something to this? >> i have this. this is breaking news. >> i hahave have been warned to stay away from kathy griffin. kathy griffin once asked to stay at my house in long island. like a nice guy, i sent her a key, she wanted to go there a day in advance. >> to clean up the place. >> no. first of you a, she arrives, terribly disappointed. i think she thought it would be a house like in downtown abobea. >> there was no chef. >> there's no chef. she arrives. while i'm on the news, during commercial breaks i'm receiving tweets -- not even tweets, actually text messages from her. >> sexts. >> naked pictures of her, draped over my couch. >> i think candy has done that on a regular basis. >> i had to get a wet vac there for a week. >> i said, why don't you have anderson what i sexted him on election night? >> she did. send e me dirty messages for david gergen. >> top that, crowley. >> okay. se
Dec 13, 2012 11:00am PST
the fiscal cliff. wolf blitzer, i will bring you in. let's look at brief time. they met at the white house on sunday. there was a phone call a couple of days ago and still you have the house speaker today with his big sign saying they need too much spending in washington and need to cut the spending cuts. the president wants the tax on the top 2%. where do you think this will go? >> who knows where it's going to go. i know the pressure is mounting on both the president and the speaker of the house. the speaker made it clear earlier today you are getting ready to go home to cincinnatiy for the weekend. if there was no movement, now there seems to be movement and they get together and maybe the president has specific new spending cuts and he is ready to put forward including entitlement spending whether medicare or medicate and maybe something on social security. i doubt social security will be thrown into the mix by the president. so much democratic opposition to any cuts let alone social security. i suspect that's not going to happen. if he is going up in terms of tax revenue and allow a h
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Dec 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
&p dow jones indices david blitzer says it is the economy. he joins tracy and ash next. tracy: i'm tracy byrnes. ashley: i'm ashley webster. new verbal sparring on the fiscal cliff and no new progress on a deal. house speaker boehner says he is heading to ohio tomorrow. that is not a good sign. with 18 days and counting until the new year is it too late to avoid the cliff? tracy: republican congressman tom cole is our guest. he says congress should pass the president's tax hikes but it won't solve the whole problem. ashley: businesses bracing for the fiscal cliff and even more government regulation. chairman of oil and natural gas produce other energy xx 1, john shiller is here and how his company is bracing for the worse. tracy: time for stocks as we do every 15 minutes. nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole, we were saying, sitting here yesterday at this time, the market was up about 60 points. now, we are down. so much for the bernanke rally, huh? >> that's right. it was a little celebrate, good times around this time after we already heard from the fom
Dec 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
gun violence? welcome to united states and around the world, wolf blitzer is off. i'm candy crowley. you're in "the situation room." >>> washington is a deadline-oriented city, and this coming week brings one that is a real doozy, billions in tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts take effect. it forces members of congress and president obama to spend the last few days of 2012 on the job. we want to bring in cnn chief white house correspondent, jessica yelen, we all know they would rather celebrate new year's eve elsewhere. how did they get here? >> reporter: it is such a good question, you know, candy, this grid lock in washington creates the eye-rolling. but the fundamental question goes to the essential differences between the two parties about the role of government, should it be bigger or smaller? about whether we want lower taxes or more of a social safety net. so while we have seen the principles, the president, speaker boehner, and now senator mcconnell and reid trying to get involved in stages in the last few weeks, it has always broken down because they fundament
Dec 31, 2012 1:00pm PST
of "newsroom." we wish you a very happy new year and a great 2013. my colleague wolf blitzer and "the situation room" up now. >> deb, thanks very much. >>> happening now -- >> -- how we solve this thing, then they've got another thing coming. >> that's not the way a president should lead. this is, these are draconian effects. >> a fever pitch here in washington with only eight hours left before the country tumbles over that so-called fiscal cliff. we're live with the very latest. also, cries of outrage from americans across the country. what the impasse means for small business owners, and who's to blame. and a blood clot lands hillary clinton in the hospital this new year's eve. our dr. gupta tells us just how serious this condition could be. we want to welcome viewers from the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're now less than eight hours away from what could be a dire moment for the united states economy, if president obama and the congress can't agree on a deal to keep the country from plunging over that fiscal cliff. here's what bo
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm PST
and wolf blitzer and "the situation room." wolf. >> >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, we're hearing from members of a virginia family that play host to a very unusual house guest today, the president of the united states. a hero of the tea party movement shocks washington by announcing he's about to leave the united states senate. senator jim demint joins us live this hour. we'll talk about his decision and new job. and syria's civil war is in a very dangerous perhaps decisive tipping point right now. can the world prevent bashar al assad from using chemical weapons against his own people? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with president obama taking his battle to extend tax cuts for the middle class into the heart of the middle class suburb today. he visited a family just outside washington, d.c., using their story to dramatize what will happen in just 26 days if he and congress can't make a deal on the so-called fiscal cliff. a source of great concern for so many people, everyone's taxes will go up, will go up if there's no deal. let's go li
Dec 14, 2012 1:00am PST
foreign language ] >> loosely translated, that was damn you, wolf blitzer. of course there are a lot of potential hazards for folks on tv. sometimes a sign falls, sometimes the lights fall and sometimes, as our friend from wsmv reminds us, even the reporter falls. >> reporter: and look, they're big. this one is about 12 pounds, but they can grow to -- [ laughing ] >> i'm telling you, never work with animals or fish. it is all fun and games until you have to pry a large-mouthed bass off gary tuchman's neck. but back to that cnbc incident. the guest was a pro, the anchor was a pro. no harm done. i just want to point out that cnbc still has a long way to go if it really wants to make history in the financial news blooper department. >> at no point were you running a gym? >> no, no. running a gym?
Dec 15, 2012 12:00am PST
blitzer and you became very emotional. two of your children went to school in connecticut and you were not sure what was happening with them. thankfully they were okay. but this is every parent's nightmare. from what we understand the bodies of these poor children are still lying there on what the police are calling the crime scene of the school. the parents can't even see them. it's an unimaginable horror. >> reporter: there is no other way to put it. unimaginable horror and an evil visited upon the community according to the governor of connecticut who spoke here earlier. another detail for you that i want to share about how some of these parents learned they wouldn't be seeing their children again. i think you already know the detail that many of the children were rushed out of the school. out of the sandy hook elementary by the police and teachers and raced on foot to a nearby fire station which became the staging area. there were robocalls that went out. we heard the robocalls saying parents of the sandy hook students, come to this fire station to be reunited with your children. t
Dec 15, 2012 9:00am PST
>>> hello. i'm wolf blitzer. i'm coming to you with live special coverage from newtown, connecticut, the scene of the horrific elementary school massacre. we want to welcome back our viewers in the united states and around the world. we're learning new information about this mass killing here in connecticut and we're learning new information about the people who were killed. 26 people shot inside the elementary school. 20 of them children. at a news conference just a little while ago here in newtown, the connecticut state police said that all of the victims now have been identified. they will be released -- they will be releasing the name shortly. we're told to be standing by. all of the bodies have been removed and they've been taken to the medical examiner's office. crime scene investigators are working around the clock. here's how they are trying to deal with what's going on. investigators say -- they spoke out a few moments ago. >> we still have major crime detectives and newtown detectives working at the scene at the school. that is not completed. that probably will not be comp
Dec 16, 2012 10:00pm PST
speaking to high school just behind us. wolf blitzer now joins me live. i was wondering about your thoughts while listening to the president. >> he did tonight what he didn't do the earlier times, he tried to comfort the nation. he specifically promised that he was going to take steps. he didn't go into details, take steps to try to make sure that these senseless killings don't happen again, even if you can save a few lives. obviously what he's referring to is legislation dealing with gun control. >> and also mental health issues. >> i think there's a lot of things you can potentially do. there will be a political fight. obviously the house of representatives in the senate, there are no guarantees. he did make that commitment, he promised he was going to do, and i think mayor bloomberg of new york wants him to do, not just talk a little bit, but start taking action. >> it's something he had talked about before becoming president. >> he didn't just have problems with republicans who are opposed to stricter gun control. there are plenty of democrats out there, they think it's such a losing is
Dec 1, 2012 3:00pm PST
to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in the situation room. >>> we begin with huge confrontations shaping up between president obama and republicans involving the most important decisions the president needs to make in his second term. >> we're now a month away from the so called fiscal cliff. a drastic combination of mandatory spending cuts and tax hikes that could plunge the united states back into a recession. while there are plenty of hard w0rds from both sides, some terms of a possible zeal are making the rounds. kate bolduan has been following the back and fourth. >> don't get too excited about that, there's only one way to avoid the fiscal cliff. spending cuts and tax hikes. house republicans and president obama need to strike a deal on reducing the national debt. they have soundly rejected a white house offer that included $1.6 trillion in revenue, $400 billion in medicare and other entitlement savings, as well as a permanent increase in the debt limit among other things. so far, the rhetoric has not softened.
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